|Quoting Trvlr (reply 6):|
Bad move in my opinion. Packing in more passengers who are going for the lowest fare isn't going to help AA. What DOES help is accomodating the frequent flyer and the (high-fare!) business passenger, both of which will not be happy about LRTC.
|Quoting Thunder9 (reply 19):|
that since the inception of MRTC back in 2000, AA has lost money on the product. I'm positive that this is due to the fact that in the majority of markets, the "premium" economy fares that AA was looking to attract have come way down.
|Quoting Ord (reply 24):|
"Southwest's revenue per passenger mile is higher than American's. So, on average, Southwest charges more per mile than American."
This statement is completely false. Revenue does not equal price charged. Southwest has much lower costs than AA. So even if Southwest and AA charge the exact same amount, Southwest's revenue will be higher.
|Quoting Ckfred (Reply 5):|
Until airlines that do not want to follow the Southwest model of low frills/no frills figure out how to market increased service and command higher fares for increased service, we're doomed to the kind of in-flight service recductions that AA is doing.
|Quoting Midway2AirTran (Reply 27):|
It's not how many seats they have on a plane, not even revenues, the problem is the entire organizations and their business systems. I personally believe the problems are more the airlines themselves than the effect of the industry environment.
|Quoting B752fanatic (Reply 17):|
AA will lose a lot of pax if they take MRTC on the 767's and 777's.
|Quoting Ckfred (Reply 5):|
MRTC makes sense, if passengers are willing to pay a premium over other carriers, whether CO, UA, B6, or WN. It seems, however, that many people simply see air travel as a commodity, and that no airline is any better or any worse than any other.
Why this is troubling is that people who see no difference in air carriers often have preferred hotels, or at least avoid certain brands due to a lack of amenties.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 29):|
Well, WN has a better seat pitch than AA and actually offers more in the way of food/snacks on most flights. AA is selling the same/similar snack packs to what WN gives away
|Quoting Bronko (Reply 34):|
What are my chances of flying on one of the new updated interior 767-300ER's from MIA-SFO on April 9th?
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